Author: Pamela A. MacLean

Subpoenas Over Robosigned Foreclosures

No sooner had California Attorney General Kamala Harris set up a Mortgage Fraud Strike Force than her crew mailed out subpoenas looking for documents on alleged “robosigning” of foreclosures. The moniker, “Robosigning,” attached to the practice of mortgage servicing outfits signing thousands of documents…

Lehman’s x-CEO Sued Over Meltdown

Lehman Brothers is still in bankruptcy, making it tough to recover for losses in the 2008 mortgage meltdown.  But its former CEO Richard Fuld, and company directors are fair game.  California’s state Compensation Insurance Fund sued Fuld, former directors and…

Gay Judge’s Fairness Defended

California’s same-sex marriage case started heating up again this week.  And this case now has pieces in three separate courts.   On Thursday state Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera came to the defense of former…

Senate Confirms Ed Chen

Edward M. Chen will become the first Asian-American to serve as a federal judge on the San Francisco-based federal trial court. The U.S. Senate confirmed Chen by a 56-42 vote after repeated delays and three nominations by President Obama.  Federal judicial…

Vets Mental Health Suit Revived

Veterans have a constitutional right to effective mental health care, says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today.  In addition, Judge Stephen Reinhardt said they and their surviving families have a right to timely resolution of their service-connected disability…